A Garden gives life to a home. It’s the green and blooming plants that seem to refresh anyone who sees them. However, gardening isn’t as simple as putting the plants into the soil. You must know the basics and you have the necessities.
In Budding Green Thumb these are aspects to consider; sun, view, wind, drainage and garden style and especially the plant selection.
There are basic necessities you will need in building your most promising garden. Whether you have a small or large ground, these necessities will play a big part on beginning your most promising garden. These consist of spading fork, planting shovel, hand cultivator, Iron Rake, weed spud and a pair of shears, Hose reel, mower, garden roller and wheelbarrow.
There are tools wherein there is no substitute. A spading fork is one of these. Spading fork is usually use in turning the compact soil to open. Once the soil is opened from compacted soil, use the spading fork to mix in the additives and use it to turn the compost pile. It will help you to manage to lift heavy plant more easily. It will also help you to dig bulbs from your garden. These forks will loosen the soil to let the bulbs pop onto the surface of the ground. This tool is very effective in rocky soil. You can easily remove the stones in the surface of the ground.
Though shoveling is a lot of hard work, there are skills to make the work easier. There are three kinds of shovel that can be used in gardening. One of these is the round point shovel. This helps tin digging through soils and removing large plants. Square point shovels are used in scooping dirt. A straight edged shovel can be used in cutting grass and for edging and this shovel draws a straight line in the soil. Almost all kinds of work are suited for this shovel.
An iron Rake has a curve handle that helps to reduce stooping and twist in your hand. Iron rake has different types. There are leaf rakes and flexible rakes. This tool is used in tackling leaves. It clears clods soils and topsoil to level the ground. It also untangles dried leaves and grasses and gives life to your garden. One more thing that iron can do is that it can help you to flat the bumpy ground in order to ready the ground for seeding.
A pair of shears is used for shaping, pruning and removing branches. This tool may also be used in opening a sac. In selecting a shear, you must consider that it is comfortable to hold and make sure that it could cut thick branches. There are also several types of shears. One of them is flower shears. This shear is made for your hand to easily maneuver while skillfully sorting out the dead flowers away. Bonsai shears are designed with flat blades to direct the trimmer and not to cut any important branch. Bypass pruners is a kind of shear that is most common to all gardeners. Its blade is not important to be very sharp as long as it is well aligned. It is still perfect to use and easier to handle. It will end your work into cleaner and straighter cuts and avoiding cutting the most important branches of the plant. Anvil pruners are not very useful. The blade of this tool must always be sharp. It needs to be maintained.
For watering a plant, it is important that you have a hose reel. This is usually made from rubber or soft plastic and it is usually attached with sprinkler. This tool is very important in gardening. Enough water will help your plants and flower blooms.
A mower is used in cutting crops and grasses around your garden. There are small mowers that can be pushed to cut the grasses. In the playing field, large mowers are usually used in cutting hay and grain crops. This tools is also made with different kinds of design like sickle mowers with a long bar. Rotary mower has a rotating disk with sharp edges, reel mover has a rotating disk that is composed with sharp blades and is adjustable and flail mower has a numerous pieces of blades at the end of the chain.
A Garden roller comes with different sizes and is usually made from steels. This tool is used in leveling the ground and helps you to smoothen and flatten your garden easily. This roller can be filled with water or sand to be heavier and to flatten your lawn perfectly.
In gardening, it is also very important that you have a wheelbarrow. This tool is a small hand vehicle designed in helping you carry heavy loads like soil for your garden. This is also used from construction sites but very useful for gardeners especially in transferring bulk loads to another side of your garden. This hand vehicle tool has only one wheel and 2 feet to support and control the balance of the weight of the load carried into it.
It is very important that you store these necessities in the right place. Putting the tools in a storage room will help you keep them in a good working condition. Cleaning the tools after use will prevent them from rusting.
Now that you know the necessities of budding a green thumb, go and start building the green of your home – your garden.